Three Reasons Your Budget Needs a Goal
Have you ever driven through Kansas? No? Well...maybe don't put that on your bucket list. Once, when I went home to visit my family in Missouri, I had the grand idea to drive (Yup, through Kansas)...woof. It was a flat, long, endless 13 hours. The Michael J. Fox book I had on CD helped, but it.was.loooooong.
You know what else feels flat, long and endless? Having a budget without a goal. You just keep driving. It's not exciting and it USUALLY ends up being something you never want to do again.
Think of your budget as a REALLY, REALLY great road trip. Most of the time when you are creating a road trip you are making sure it has the following qualities:
* Multiple Pit stops to interesting places
* A mix of Fast AND scenic routes
* A timeline...ish
* An ultimate final destination
Try applying that same thinking to your budget.
* Select an ultimate goal and a rough timeline.
* Mix in some pit-stop goals (or progress goals) and decide if you are going to take the fast route (REALLY disciplined) there or the scenic route (Longer and less intense).
* Treat yourself with some snacks along the way (celebrate the pit stop goals).
xoxo - B